After a career in the outfield, Carlos Beltrán has lately been spending his days as a designated hitter—now 40 years old, he hasn’t played in the field since May 16. (This despite the fact that he’s hitting .231/.289/.408 on the season.) Apparently, the Astros collectively subscribe to a belief system in which outfield gloves are put to rest after laying dead for a period of exactly two months, because today brought us a moving funeral ceremony for Beltrán’s deceased glove.
Bob Levey captured the whole thing for Getty Images, from Brian McCann playing priest all the way to the sweet little coffin and the tombstones above it. (Very unclear why there were three tombstones, but death brings so many mysteries.) Behold:
Rest in peace.